Montreal, Canada, September 23rd 2003 – Ultimate Technographics Inc, a leading prepress workflow software developer, is pleased to announce the release of support for JDF (Job Description Format) in Impostrip 7.0. Impostrip is the first imposition software to support both JDF and a complete implementation of PPF, the two standard of CIP4.
“Impostrip was the first software to completely implement the CIP3 PPF format, which allowed printers to send digital information to the color control units of their printing presses, and geometry for their cutting and folding machines,” says David Watson President and CEO.
“Now Ultimate has added support for JDF that will allow printers that are implementing JDF workflows to pass imposition information into their job tickets. The reality is that both standards will exist side by side for a period of time. Many press and bindery manufacturers have not yet implemented support for JDF, so some printing companies will need to support both JDF and PPF from CIP4, as well as other formats like PJTF. Impostrip is the only imposition software that supports them all. Impostrip is the tool that lets printers cope with the past, present and future.”
Ultimate invented imposition software and led a campaign since 1989 to realize the potential of the digital printing plate to carry information to all aspects of print manufacturing. Ultimate was one of the founding members of CIP3 and CIP4.
Support for JDF is released in the 7.0 version of Impostrip at GraphExpo in Chicago. Impostrip 7.0 is available for Mac OS X and Windows 2000 and XP. Impostrip is a client-server application with unlimited clients on Mac or PC and the server component can be on Mac or PC.
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